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Submission + - Credit Card Settlement Checks in the Mail (

stating_the_obvious writes: After more than 3 years, the class action suit against a number of credit card companies for how they calculated exchange rates and charged foreign transaction fees has reached the stage where checks are going out in the mail. More than 10 million claims were submitted against a $49.5MM settlement (between 36 and 37MM after legal fees and expenses).

Watch your mailbox.

It's funny.  Laugh.

Submission + - Divorced Man Sues Photographer to Recreate Wedding (

stating_the_obvious writes: Dan Remis, an unemployed equity analyst in New York is suing his wedding photographer for 48,000 dollars to recreate the bouquet toss of his 2003 wedding. The 48K is necessary to fly principals (including his ex-wife — address unknown) from Latvia to recreate the ceremony.

Justice Doris Ling-Cohan of State Supreme Court in Manhattan finds guidance from Babs, "This is a case in which it appears that the ‘misty watercolor memories’ and the ‘scattered pictures of the smiles ... left behind’ at the wedding were more important than the real thing”

According to the Times, "Mr. Remis’s lawyer works for Goodwin Procter, where Mr. Remis’s father, Shepard M. Remis, is a litigation partner. The younger Mr. Remis has testified that he is paying his lawyer himself."

Submission + - Slashdot's Community Comment System Permanent Fail ( 2

stating_the_obvious writes: This gets a +5 informative:

and this earns a negative 2 modifier for trolling and flame baiting:

You need to figure out a better way. I'm done in this community for awhile, and the more people like me who leave, the more people you're left with who think 'first post' is funny and 'fucktard' is informative.


Submission + - Protestors Disrupt Murdoch Hearing (

stating_the_obvious writes: As the last questioner, Wendy Murdoch, was getting started with questions, an protestor attempted to attack Rupert Murdoch. Camera cut away immediately and hearings were paused for 10 minutes.

What is it about our society that has people feeling so disenfranchised from participation and yet so entitled to disrupt activities.

You cannot have a science without measurement. -- R. W. Hamming